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Healthy Sexuality

Background

Healthy Sexuality involves making wise and informed choices to avoid taking unnecessary chances.  It means taking responsibility for reproductive health and feeling comfortable with one's sexual identity.  Students need every opportunity to learn sexual health information that is accurate and inclusive to assist them in making informed decisions.  

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit Sexual Health Program has reviewed the Ontario Curriculum, Grades 1-8, Health and Physical Education 2015 and created curriculum supports for educators that align with the Healthy Living Strand.  The healthy sexuality resources included are identified as a reference for educators.  You will need to follow your board/school directions related to delivery of curriculum and selection of materials that are appropriate for student handout.

Curriculum Supports

The Healthy Sexuality Educator Resource (coming soon) will be updated as new resources become available, please check back for updates regularly. If you have any questions or can provide additional resources please feel free to contact the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit Sexual Health Program at 705-721-7520 or toll free 1-877-721-7520.

SMDHU Programs

The health unit offers a variety of services to support student health and sexuality, including confidential sexual health clinics, counseling and phone support.

In addition to these sexual health services, the health unit also offers a variety of programs and services for elementary schools (PDF), covering a wide range of health-related topics.

Additional Resources

Visit the sexual health section of the health unit’s website for more information and resources related to sexuality, birth control, sexually transmitted infections, health unit services, blood exposures and more.

If you are concerned about a student and/or would like additional information related to counselling or community supports please visit the where to get help section. 

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